Wednesday, April 23, 2008

5 hours and a laugh!

OMG, I feel like so much has happened these past 2 days! Brady and myself have been attempting to get into SOME sort of routine, but it seems to no avail (yet!) He likes the boob juice about an hour at a time (sometimes he lets me sleep for 2 or 3 hours) but unfortunately that is kinda rare.

Plus it is kinda awkward when people want to stop by and you keep having to go into the bedroom with a boob out ;-) Hopefully, we will get the hang of this and I can tell people when to come so they don't have to wait?

Yesterday, was a rough day, overall. Brady was his usual, gorgeous self, in the morning and then I had a doc's apt, so we had work the day around that. Plus it was 20 min away, so I had to make sure the diaper bag was stocked! After we fed him, changed him, and loaded him up, we were off. He was SO good in the car. He must be like his daddy in that regard, because he just snuggles up and sleeps.

Then, I had to run to Target (and get more nursing bras) and Daddy left us in the car so I could nurse. That, my friend, was an experience. With Hooter Hider out, we set off to nurse. He nursed for a little, puked all over me, then himself, then we had to go the doc. We tried to clean up, but by the time we got to the doc, we had a dirty diaper. We changed him, headed back home and all was good, for about an hour.

We had guests come over, and althought I am glad Hubs cousin got to see the baby, it is kind of embarrasing (to me) to have people over, in a filthy house, with me having to excuse myself to whip out a boob. (I know, I am overreacting, they are family, but that is how I feel!)

Anyway, while sitting there, Mr Brady must have farted or something because he started to smile, and then (for all guests to see) he laughed!!! It was so funny. I think he actually coughed and farted at the same time, but it sounded like a chuckle. I laughed so hard, I started crying. It was truly magical.

Then, last night, Brady was pretty fussy until about 2am, so I propped him on the Boppy and we fell asleep for 30 minutes. Then I laid him in his Moses Basket *tangent begins - can I just say... I fought off getting a moses basket forever. I wanted no part. They are SO expensive and I thought why on earth would you spend all that money for 6 weeks use? But it is SO worth the money! He absolutely loves it! I guess he feels warm and secure like the womb and he sleeps so soundly! Thanks Grammie!!!* and he slept... and I talkin' slept!! for 3 hours! It was truly blissful. I got up, fed him again, and then he went BACK to sleep! I think I got a total of 5 hours. I feel like a new woman! SO rested!

Aaahhh! I feel like such an accomplished mom! 5 hours :D


Sandra R. said...

So glad to hear you & babe are doing well. 3 hours sleep at less than a week! What a great baby! Rocky & I really enjoyed seeing him & can't wait until his baptism so we can hold him again! Also, Gigi is still in the moses basket at 3 months & still loves it. Enjoy this time, they grow so quickly. Love, Sandra R.

Sarah said...

I am so glad to hear that the new little family is doing so well! Brady looks much older than a few days old it's crazy-such a big, beautiful boy!!

Katelin said...

Aw yay glad to hear everything is going to well, even if you are lacking in the sleep department :)

Ashley D said...

Brady is so adorable!

p.s. I tagged you in a meme, if you are interested. :)

Anonymous said...

Wow, I'm exhausted just reading that.

Anonymous said...

Wow. I second Martini...! lol

But yay, a laugh! And I'm so glad things are going well :) He's as adorable as ever!!